Liverpool vs Manchester United
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 17 January 2021
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
An age-old rivalry is rekindled this weekend. These two had ruled the scenes in England for decades before they both fell out of the spotlight in the early 2010s.
Since then, the Reds have returned to where they belong, and it looks like the devils might too follow them.
From now on, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are at the top of the table and have a three-point lead, while Jürgen Klopp’s men are in second place.
Should the Devils win this game, they would have an impressive six-point lead and the fighting Reds might not catch them again.
Suffice it to say that this is one of the most important games for the six-time European champions.
Both teams are offensive superpowers and have a lot of players in shape. Additionally, given the nature of the rivalry between these two parts, the game could turn into a battle of pride.
Expect a lot of fouls and cards and when you judge the style of both squads expect a lot of goals too.
Liverpool versus Manchester United: head to head (h2h)
Four of the last six games had goals from both teams.
Two of the last five clashes have had four or more goals.
The hosts have scored two or more goals in three of their last five games at this venue.
The last game at this stadium ended in a 2-0 win for the home team.
Liverpool v Manchester United prediction
Klopp’s men lost 1-0 to Southampton on the final day of the match. Meanwhile, Solskjaer’s men beat Burnley 1-0 on the street.
The Reds have scored two or more goals in 16 of the previous 21 games at the venue and only bottomed the net three times in their previous 15-hour encounters at Anfield.
On the other hand, their counterpart has been unbeaten in nine of their last ten total games, and that only loss was to Manchester City. They had also won seven of their previous nine games and scored two or more goals in 16 of their previous 20 road trips.
With a place at the top of the table, expect a fierce encounter between these two rivals and wait for a lot of goals too.
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